HISTORIC: The First-Ever Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Manchester Township, NJ [VIDEO]

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  1. Beautiful! However, this is NOT the first ever HST in Manchester. Temple Bnai Dovid, an Orthodox synagogue, was founded in Manchester circa 1850. Sadly, the community never took off and it shut its doors in 1872 with the passing of its rabbi, Dovid Ostrowitz. The ruins of the synagogue and the neighboring Jewish cemetery can still be seen today off a dirt road near the Toms River.

  2. Manchester Township was incorporated in 1865, so at the time Bnai Dovid was around it was part of Dover Township now know as Toms River.
    BTW I can’t find any records of bnai dovid or the Rabbi you mentioned, if you have anything to back up the claims please share

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